Tablets

FOAM4GP Map – Type 2 Diabetes tablets – How many are there now!?!

Let’s start this one with a question… What do thiazolidinediones, DPP4 inhibitors, acarbose, SGLT2 inhibitors, sulphonylureas, GLP1-agonists, metformin, gliptins, and glitazones all have in common? Yep, they all have stupid names. I remember an old saying – “If there are many ways to treat something it is likely none of them are the best”. The…

duromine

FOAM4GP Debate: Diet pills, Mel vs. Gerry

Welcome to the first ever FOAM4GP debate! We hope to make this an ongoing series of short, sharp debates between practicing GPs on current topics and controversies in modern Aussie GP practice. This Combatants: Dr Gerry Considine (@ruralflyingdoc) and Dr Melanie Clothier (@drmelclothier). The proposition:  Diet pills (duromine) always cause more harm than good – we…